Police officer apologizes for accusing McDonald’s employee of tampering with his food

first_imgA police officer who wrongly accused a McDonald’s employee of taking a bite out of his sandwich is apologizing to McDonald’s after an investigation found he took a bite out of his own sandwich and forgot about it after putting it away.The incident occurred last week in Indianapolis.The Marion County Sheriff’s Officer who goes by DJ, reported that he went to the establishment before his shift but put the meal in the fridge at the start of his shift.Seven hours into this shift the officer then went to eat his meal but noticed a bite had been taken out of his sandwich.Convinced that he had been targeted because of his line of work, the officer contacted McDonald’s about the situation:“I just wanted to find out who the person was and they deal with that person in an appropriate way,” he told the WTHR.Managers at the branch checked their staffing schedule and questioned the staff member who served the officer, however, after conducting an investigation of their own McDonald’s reported that they did not find any evidence of tampering on their end.“The investigation has determined that McDonald’s restaurant staff in no way tampered with the employee’s food,” McDonald’s said in a statement on Friday.The department later found that officer DJ actually had actually took a bite out of his own sandwich before his shift but had forgotten that he did so. He then came to believe that an employee at McDonald’s must have done it.“The employee took a bite out of the sandwich upon starting his shift at the Marion County Jail, then placed it in the refrigerator in a break room.“He returned nearly seven hours later having forgotten that he had previously bitten the sandwich.“He wrongly concluded that a McDonald’s restaurant employee had tampered with his food because he is a law enforcement officer,” the police department said.The officer has since apologized to McDonald’s.last_img read more

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Boston Marathon Cancelled for First Time in 124-Year History, Goes Virtual

first_imgOrganizers canceled the Boston Marathon on Thursday for the first time in its 124-year history, in order to follow the social distancing requirements of the coronavirus outbreak.The event has been conducted through two World Wars, a volcanic eruption and even the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic.It typically draws 30,000 participants, and had already been postponed from April 20 to Sept. 14.Instead, participants will take part in a virtual event in which they will verify that they ran 26.2 miles on their own, to receive their finisher’s medal.“It became clear as this crisis developed that Sept. 14 was less and less plausible,” Mayor Marty Walsh said at a news conference outside City Hall, where runners traditionally gather for a pre-race pasta dinner. “This is a challenge, but meeting tough challenges is what the Boston Marathon is all about,” Walsh continued, referencing the response to the finish line bombings that occurred seven years ago. “It’s a symbol of our city’s and our commonwealth’s resilience. So it’s incumbent upon all of us to dig deep, like a marathon runner, like we did in 2013, and keep that spirit alive.”Up to one-million people routinely line up along the course track.“There’s no way to hold this usual race format without bringing large numbers of people into close proximity,” Walsh said. “While our goal and our hope was to make progress in containing the virus and recovering our economy, this kind of event would not be responsible or realistic on Sept. 14 or any time this year.”The Boston Marathon, which is the longest-running annual marathon in the world, began in 1897.Qualifying times for this year’s race will be eligible for the 2021 Boston Marathon, which is scheduled to take place on April 19. The 125th anniversary race is scheduled for April 18, 2022.last_img read more

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Devon’s Anna Tyson does the double as South West Steward of the Year

first_img16 Nov 2013 Devon’s Anna Tyson does the double as South West Steward of the Year Devon’s Anna Tyson of Dainton Park Golf Club has won the title of Fuller’s London Pride Steward of the Year for England Golf’s South West region – for the second time in a row. Anna received her 2013 trophy at the annual presentation lunch at The Counting House in London, when the national and regional winners were celebrated. She commented: “I am so chuffed, really proud and just so pleased that we can please the members. I’ve got great support at the club, fantastic people to work with.” The competition, to find and recognise England’s top golf club stewards, is run by Fuller’s and England Golf and is now in its seventh year. The 2013 edition attracted a record entry, with over 700 votes cast and more stewards nominated than ever before. Anna may have already won the 2012 South West title, but she’s not one to rest on her laurels and her continuing efforts at Dainton Park, near Newton Abbot, have helped raise this year’s profits considerably. Recent initiatives include working with the club’s management to launch a free, points-based social membership which has already attracted almost 300 people. One of the benefits is access to the restaurant which has newly opened on Friday evenings and is regularly full. Anna’s social events, such as acoustic nights, comedy nights and swing music nights are all sold out as soon as they’re advertised. They all feature acts provided by members, underlining the club’s community spirit and emphasis on team work. Anna has been at Dainton Park since it started and she’s made the club a way of life. She met her husband there, her eldest daughter regularly works the Sunday lunchtime shift – and she even went to work on her day off and birthday! She’s passionate about everything to do with the service at the club, from staff working effectively to taking ice creams on to the course on captain’s day! Anna, and the other three regional winners, were presented with their awards by England Golf chief executive David Joy and Mark Roberts, Fuller’s trade marketing manager. The other three were: national and Northern winners, Simon and Karen Ward of Wilmslow, Cheshire; Midlands winner David Guest of Halesowen, Worcestershire; and South East winner, Steve Warren of Eaton, Norwich. They were chosen after a rigorous judging process. The 2012 Steward of the Year, Yvonne James of Rugby Golf Club, joined the judges to whittle down the record entry to three finalists from each region. Each of these 12 were visited personally before the four regional winners were selected, having been judged on their commitment, innovation and standard of service and presentation, together with that extra special something which sets them apart. Caption: Anna is pictured with England Golf chief executive, David Joy (left), and Mark Roberts, Fuller’s trade marketing manager. Image © Gill Shawlast_img read more

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Customer service specialists join England Golf partners’ network

first_img6 Dec 2017 Customer service specialists join England Golf partners’ network Tags: 59club, Customer Service, partnership, Players 1st 59club and Players 1st – which are both committed to helping golf clubs look after their customers – have joined England Golf’s network of Preferred Partners.The customer service specialists will offer preferential rates to 1900+ affiliated clubs and both have been welcomed to the network by Iain Lancaster, England Golf Club Engagement Manager.“We are excited to extend our partnership with 59club, with whom we have worked for three years, and we welcome Players 1st as a new partner in this key area of customer service and experience,” he said.The announcement supports England Golf’s work to encourage clubs to strengthen their business by looking after and retaining members.Recently commissioned research from Manchester Metropolitan University showed that retaining a member costs less than recruiting a new one. The report, Valuing Your Customer, highlights six ways to keep members happy as well as ideas to customise their approach to customers.The new partners both provide practical support to clubs to offer customers the golfing experience they want.59club has created my59 software to advance customer satisfaction levels.  It includes mystery shopper audits and customer satisfaction survey templates. The benchmarking tools allow managers to measure and align their customer service and sales etiquette to the industry average and the elite performing clubs.England Golf affiliated clubs can purchase their my59 licence for £500 per year; this includes free admission to staff training seminars based on new member sales and integration, golf operations and food and beverage sales. Alternatively, clubs which purchase a three-year licence will also receive an additional 10% discount, plus a further two training places in 2019.Visit www.my59online.com for more informationPlayers 1st offers software which enables golf clubs to retain and recruit golfers and increase revenue by focusing on customer experience and loyalty. This is achieved by surveying members and visitors, listening to their feedback and adapting services to their needs.All clubs can take advantage of a free 30-day trial and a range of preferential rates, depending on the type of customer they wish to focus on and the type of survey required. The full cost of an annual license is £850 which gives access to membership, visitor, and entrance and exit surveys.Visit www.players1st.golf/england to find out more.The Preferred Partners and Suppliers Directory is designed to give clubs access to a range of high quality products and services. As it develops it will offer increasing value to England Golf’s club support package.To see how your club can benefit from our preferred partnerships click herelast_img read more

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Three teams head to Spanish championship

first_img Three teams will represent England in the Nations Cup at the Spanish women’s amateur championship later this month.The first combines Annabell Fuller, Sophie Lamb and Bel Wardle. Wardle won the recent Portuguese women’s championship in a play-off with Fuller. Lamb (image copyright Leaderboard Photography) was low amateur at the Ricoh Women’s British Open.The second team is Lianna Bailey, Lily May Humphreys and Georgia Price. Humphreys won five championships last season including English, British and European titles, while Bailey and Price are consistently high finishers.The third team is drawn from the England Golf girls’ squad and is Martha Lewis, Mimi Rhodes and Hannah Screen. Lewis was runner-up in the English girls’ championship, Screen was runner-up in the British women’s stroke play and Rhodes reached the last 16 in the British girls’ championship.The Spanish championship will be played at Barcelo Montecastillo golf & sports resort from 28 February to 4 March.Team A:  Annabell Fuller, 15, Roehampton, SurreySophie Lamb, 20, Clitheroe, LancashireBel Wardle, 18, Prestbury, CheshireTeam B:Lianna Bailey, 21, Kirby Muxloe, LeicestershireLily May Humphreys , 15, Stoke By Nayland, EssexGeorgia Price, 24, Bude & North CornwallTeam C:Martha Lewis, 18, St George’s Hill, SurreyMimi Rhodes, 16, Burnham & Berrow, SomersetHannah Screen, 18, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire 16 Feb 2018 Three teams head to Spanish championship Tags: Nations Cup, Spanish, Womenlast_img read more

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Rose Ladies Series: Class act Charley an inspiration for England ace Mimi

first_img It’s fair to say that Mimi Rhodes made a spectacular first impression on LPGA and Solheim Cup star Charley Hull at the opening event of the Rose Ladies Series.A booming drive from the 18-year England women’s squad player saw her make the green at the 308-yard, first hole at Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club.Rhodes’ eagle putt from 25 feet then struck the flag and agonisingly hopped back out the hole to set up a tap-in birdie.No wonder Hull had a broad grin on her face at the early exploits of her young playing partner!Yet if Rhodes made a positive early impact on Hull (she also birdied the second hole to take the early tournament lead- see pic below) , it was nothing compared to the lasting impression the woman ranked 25 in the world made on the young England international.Hull went on to win the event after making birdie at the first play-off hole. She pipped tournament organiser Liz Young after the duo finished the regulation 18 holes tied on a level par score of 70.Hull, 24, is pictured above receiving the trophy and cheque from Kate Rose, wife of England Golf ambassador Justin and sponsor of the event.And Rhodes was watching her every step of the way, eager to pick up tidbits of advice and insight as she makes her own way in the game.Rhodes performed superbly to shoot a five over par 75 and finish in a tie for seventh place. As one of only three amateurs in the field of 47 players, her finish was highly creditable.As she reflected on her own performance, Rhodes admitted that watching Hull at close proximity for 18 holes was the major positive she will take from the day.“I desperately wanted to play well in front of Charley. My sister was on the bag and telling me to calm down!” joked Rhodes, a member at Burnham and Berrow Golf Club.“At the first hole I was really nervous, but I guess there was a bit of adrenaline too.“In practice my drive at the first was close to the green.“Then in the event I had 310 yards to the front and I boomed one and it finished pin high.“It was a bit awkward with players still on the green.“My putt was from 25 feet, it hit the pin and was knocked out. Charley was laughing and the birdie settled me down.“I had watched Charley play at the Solheim Cup last year, but never met her.“She was obviously concentrating on her own game, but when we were walking between shots she was really friendly and the conversation felt really normal and that helped me settle.“I was watching her play really intently. I was also listening to how her and her caddie made decisions during the round.“My sister could have learned a lot!“I always wondered how my game would compare to these players and playing with Charley helped me realise a few things.“It has given me confidence that I have enough distance in my game to keep up – but the big area of difference is the short game.“It really opened my eyes to where I need to get to in the future.“I tightened up around the green and had five putts of around 10 feet for birdie that I didn’t take.”I can take a lot from the experience.“It was really good that Justin sponsored the event to give women professionals and amateurs the chance to compete in such a great event.“For him to take such an interest in the women’s game is a real positive for our sport.“I had time to meet his wife Kate and thank her for their support which we all truly appreciate.”Rhodes (pictured above right with Hull as they finalised their scores) has decisions to make about what direction her season will now take with options to play a couple more events in England or head to America for the US Amateur.Whatever route she takes, it does appear that her career is following an upward trajectory as she looks forward to the rest of the summer and then a move to America for college.“I’m going to Wake Forest in North Carolina at the end of August and really looking forward to combining studies with golf,” added Rhodes.“It’s an exciting time and hopefully I can make progress toward my goal of eventually becoming a professional.” Tags: Charley Hull, Mimi Rhodes, Rose Ladies Series 19 Jun 2020 Rose Ladies Series: Class act Charley an inspiration for England ace Mimi center_img ICYMI: Thank you to the team at Sky Sports Golf for their coverage of the event.Video Playerhttps://www.englandgolf.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Rose-Ladies-New.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

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Dr. J named advisor for 76ers CEO, ownership group

first_imgby Donald HuntPhiladelphia 76ers CEO and co-owner Adam Aron recently announced that the team has reached an agreement with Julius Erving under which Dr. J will for the next several years formally associate himself in a part-time capacity with his former team as a strategic adviser. Julius “Dr. J” Erving In his new role, which runs at least through 2015, Erving will offer advice and counsel to Aron and Sixers managing owner Joshua Harris, will be available to the 76ers front office and coaches as they may wish from time to time and in numerous ways as his primary focus will interact with Sixers fans and sponsors as a goodwill ambassador for the team.Looking forward, the 76ers will also explore other ways which will evolve and become over time in which the 76ers can be cooperative with Erving in his professional activities through his holding companies, “Dr. J Enterprises” and “The Erving Group.”Erving’s outstanding basketball career saw him become the third leading scorer of all time in professional basketball, scoring more than 30,000 points in the ABA and NBA. Most of those took place in his 11 seasons with the Sixers, including the 1982-83 NBA championship season. Erving was repeatedly named an all-star and a Most Valuable Player. In 1993, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. In 1996, Erving was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history.(Special from the Philadelphia Tribune)last_img read more

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Just Sayin’… The greatest NBA players?

first_imgLeBron James started a BIG controversy that has lingered on about the greatest NBA players. Who should be on Mount Rushmore? Well, being a sports guy dating back to the dark ages and especially pro basketball, I have to add my 2 cents worth.First I say anything dealing with basketball must be five not four.LeBron’s four were Oscar Robertson, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. I’m surprised he had Oscar in that most young people when they select the greatest never deal with history, only the players they’ve seen. He also stated that some place would have to be made for him in the future, possibly as the fifth guy.Ulish CarterSince these statements just about every sports show and newspaper columnist has talked about it and selected their greatest. Well, here is mine.When you talk about greatest NBA players you must start with Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlin.Any selections that don’t include these two on it are suspect, a fraud. I know every modern day fan will say Michael Jordan is the greatest to ever play the game; I say that the greatest starts with these two then Michael along with Magic Johnson, and Oscar.Why Russell and Chamberlain? Russell in an era when there were few to no Blacks in major college or professional sports, especially basketball led San Francisco University to two consecutive NCAA championships, going undefeated both seasons. Then he entered the NBA, and led a good team that had never won an NBA championship in its history. They had never appeared in a championship game, he led them to 11 championships in 13 years. And that would have been 12 in 13 season if he had not gotten hurt in the playoffs during his second season. He was the greatest defensive player in the history of the game and averaged 22 rebounds per game for his career, when most players would be glad to get 22 in one game.Wilt was the greatest offensive player the game has ever known, and that includes Jordan. I would also go as far as to say he was probably the second greatest defensive player the game has known. He scored 100 points in one game, average 50 points and 22 rebounds for an entire season. He even led the league in assists one season, which has never been done by a center.And oh, by the way he averaged 22 rebounds for his entire career, putting him and Russell way, way, way out front in that category.The only reason I put him behind Russell is he only had two championships, but that was mostly because he played during the Russell era. Just ask Jerry West and Elgin Baylor about that frustration. They lost to Russell led teams year in and year out.So after Russell and Chamberlain we can talk about other players. Jordan comes out a shade ahead of Magic, Baylor and Robertson. Why? Six championships compared to Baylor, none; and Robertson two.You say what about Magic?I rate Michael and Magic even. Magic has five titles, but he took his team to nine championship series, winning five while losing four. There was five years Michael never made the big dance and not until Scotty Pippen developed was he able to get past the Boston Celtics, and Detroit Pistons.I think Magic was the most exciting player to watch other than Julius Erving during his prime. But Michael was a close third. What about Dr. J?Who would that fifth player be? Well not LeBron, he has five to 10 more years left. I think he will be among the five best if he continues to play at the level he’s playing for the next five years.So who would my fifth player be? That’s a tough question. Oscar, Elgin, Jerry West, Larry Bird, George Mikans, Dr. J, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar all are worthy. Baylor consistently averaged over 30 points and 12 rebounds while standing at only 6-5. Oscar averaged over 30 points, over 10 rebounds, and 10 assists per game, no one has ever done that, including Michael. Bird led a great Celtic team to three championships. And West along with Bird, and Rick Barry is the greatest pure shooters in history. But who would be that fifth player?I will have to go with Kareem barely over Oscar. Kareem won three consecutive NCAA championships losing only two games in three years, then six NBA championships, while becoming the NBA all time scoring leader.So Mr. James, you have your work cut out for you if you have any plans of being carved on Mt. Rushmore after the end of your career.For those of you who have been living on another planet, Mt. Rushmore has four U. S. Presidents carved in it.(Ulish Carter is the managing editor of the New Pittsburgh Courier.)last_img read more

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Winter Coat Drive At Secondhand Safari

first_imgWHAT: Warm Winter Wear and Coat Drive at Secondhand SafariWHEN: Saturday, Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.WHERE:  Thurston County Fairgrounds               3054 Carpenter Rd in Lacey Did your kids outgrow last year’s winter coats? Now you can bring those coats and other gently used or new winter gear to the new Warm Winter Wear and Coat Drive booth at the October 6 Secondhand Safari event at the county fairgrounds. Winter clothing donations are tax deductible and benefit needy Thurston County kids served by Community Youth Services.“We are really excited about adding this winter clothing drive to the Secondhand Safari,” said Thurston County Fair Manager Rick Storvick. “We had such an outpouring of support this summer at the fair’s annual food drive, we wanted to do something to give back to the community once again at the Secondhand Safari. I think this winter clothing drive is a perfect fit for our annual garage sale and re-use fair, and it will really help a lot of people in Thurston County as fall and winter set in.”The Community Youth Services booth will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Secondhand Safari, and winter clothing donations will still be accepted from 1-3 p.m. in a collection box at the Community Youth Services booth.The fair’s annual Secondhand Safari will be on Saturday, October 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., where people can buy, sell and trade their secondhand treasures. There will be plenty of treasure seekers and bargain hunters, with over 1,500 visitors and about 100 vendors on average in recent years.Covered and outdoor booths are still available to groups or individuals looking to clean out the clutter and make a tidy sum. The 10×10 foot booths are $25 for an uncovered slot and $40 for a covered slot. Set up for sellers will be on Friday, October 5 from noon to 10 p.m. The doors will be locked after set up Friday evening and security will be on-site until the event opens Saturday.Representatives from community groups, non-profits, businesses, agencies and individuals working on sustainability issues are invited to sign up for an educational booth or display. Contact the Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 for details. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Representatives from Goodwill Industries will be on hand throughout the day to accept donations (at their discretion), giving sellers the chance to donate any of their unsold items at the end of the day. For more information on the October 6 Secondhand Safari’s Warm Winter Wear and Coat Drive, or to reserve your booth, contact the Thurston County Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 or visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair.last_img read more

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United Way Joins Forces With AmeriCorps For Economic Opportunity

first_imgFacebook4Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by United Way of Thurston CountyIn recent years, United Ways across the U.S. have seen their mission broaden, from simply being collectors and distributors of funds, to serving as focal points for mobilizing communities to create a better life for all. United Ways emphasize not only monetary donations, but also advocacy and volunteerism, particularly around issues of education, living-wage income, and good health.United Way of Thurston County (UWTC) will continue putting this philosophy into practice with its project for AmeriCorps Week, on Friday, March 15th. For this event, UWTC will recruit AmeriCorps members placed at local organizations through the Washington Service Corps to distribute resource materials to service agencies in Thurston County. These materials include information about the FamilyWize prescription discount program, 2-1-1 service directory call centers, and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).“This project comes at a time when many people in our local area, and in communities across the country, are facing a dire economic situation,” said Faith Trimble, Chair of the Income Panel of UWTC’s Board of Directors. “No one should ever be forced to choose between shelter, food, and medicine. Providing these resources – especially together – can help prevent people in our community, our neighbors, from ever having to make such a choice. It is easy to see their importance in light of AmeriCorps and United Way’s shared emphasis on economic opportunity and access to healthcare.”Members of AmeriCorps and its poverty-fighting branch, VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), have undertaken more than one billion hours of public service across the nation in the past twenty years to address issues of education, economic opportunity, disaster relief, health, environmental stewardship, and support for veterans and military families. AmeriCorps is a federal program administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), which aims to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.last_img read more

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